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by BlueKojiro
Tue 07.03.2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: 粒をそろえて
Replies: 5
Views: 2826

Re: 粒をそろえて

Okay, so this is just one of those more colloquial things were it makes sense if you're Japanese, right? At least that's what it seems. Well, thanks anyways. I literally couldn't find anything anywhere on this ^_^
by BlueKojiro
Tue 07.03.2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: 粒をそろえて
Replies: 5
Views: 2826

Re: 粒をそろえて

Okay....I GUESS I understand....but is there a reason "why" it means that? Like, the reason why those words are used in particular???
by BlueKojiro
Tue 07.03.2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: 粒をそろえて
Replies: 5
Views: 2826

粒をそろえて

Okay, so for a practice translation project, I'm trying my best to translate, by myself, the performance notes for each piece in the Legend of Zelda Best Collection Piano Sheet Music book. But I've come across this phrase twice so far: 粒をそろえて and I have no idea what it means. I've tried searching ev...
by BlueKojiro
Tue 05.01.2012 8:48 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Subscript Hiragana Vowels? Ex. : じゃねぇ、etc.
Replies: 18
Views: 12408

Re: Subscript Hiragana Vowels? Ex. : じゃねぇ、etc.

Ah, okay. I see. Well, I'm still a little unsure of exactly how to hear that kind of reading in my head, but either way, I'm sure it'll be something one just has to get used to, or perhaps hear out loud, something like that. Thanks anyways!
by BlueKojiro
Wed 04.18.2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Subscript Hiragana Vowels? Ex. : じゃねぇ、etc.
Replies: 18
Views: 12408

Re: Subscript Hiragana Vowels? Ex. : じゃねぇ、etc.

Yeah, that's basically the kind of stuff I'm talking about, though I had no idea how to read most of that last bit, including the star at the beginning of the sentence (???), or what Gyaru is for that matter ^_^
by BlueKojiro
Tue 04.17.2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Subscript Hiragana Vowels? Ex. : じゃねぇ、etc.
Replies: 18
Views: 12408

Subscript Hiragana Vowels? Ex. : じゃねぇ、etc.

Okay, so, this is less of a grammar question, and more of a style question, I suppose. I've been reading through the original Japanese script of Final Fantasy VII, and I notice very frequently the use of Hiragana subscripts, but not the typical つ or the や、よ、And ゆ characters. I mean things like "じゃねぇ...
by BlueKojiro
Thu 03.29.2012 6:14 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: ただの練習
Replies: 10
Views: 7722

Re: ただの練習

Woah woah woah, you mean English isn't your first language??? Geez, now I feel really lame. haha. You're English is way better than my Japanese, that's for sure. 本当に!
by BlueKojiro
Thu 03.29.2012 3:59 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: ただの練習
Replies: 10
Views: 7722

Re: ただの練習

Ah, I forgot about the family member rule. Thank you, once again ^_^. Question, what exactly does だって Mean in one of the last sentences? Is it using the declarative だ And adding the quotation って? And yeah, I meant to say "check" but I guess I mistranslated Rosetta Stone. That's one of the uses of する...
by BlueKojiro
Thu 03.29.2012 2:46 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: ただの練習
Replies: 10
Views: 7722

Re: ただの練習

あ、そうか。 どうも。 Yeah, I just realized after looking at my post that I wrote it wrong. The である I knew was a lot more formal and typically only used in writing as well, but I didn't know it could convey the meaning of further information. As for で In that usage, the way I learned it was that it was the co...
by BlueKojiro
Thu 03.29.2012 1:10 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: ただの練習
Replies: 10
Views: 7722

Re: ただの練習

Yeah, grammar is my strongest point so far. But, why is it okay to use です In the first case, but である In the second case? Is it because I'm saying I'm two different kinds of student, so I have to use a different state of being expression in each case? Cuz I wasn't totally sure how to express that, cu...
by BlueKojiro
Thu 03.29.2012 10:26 am
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: ただの練習
Replies: 10
Views: 7722

Re: ただの練習

あ。そうか。 I have a question then, about your first question, why is it でも And then あります? Is that a form of である By any chance???

そして、 頑張ってって、 ありがとうございました。
by BlueKojiro
Wed 03.28.2012 9:27 am
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: ただの練習
Replies: 10
Views: 7722

ただの練習

I've been learning Japanese for about six months with Rosetta Stone, Tae Kim, and Genki (2nd Edition). I figured this would be a good plae to get some pratice, so please correct me as much as possible, especially on whether something is more commonly written in kanji or kana, and whether it's more o...
by BlueKojiro
Wed 03.28.2012 7:29 am
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Japanese pratice
Replies: 13
Views: 10572

Re: Japanese pratice

Ah. My bad on those accounts. My colloquial Japanese is at best quite horrible. I'd never actually heard of いくらか before, so when I looked it up it was described as an adverb, and the example sentences used it as such. I'm preparing to study Japanese in college at the moment, so I have had little to ...
by BlueKojiro
Tue 03.27.2012 10:42 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Japanese pratice
Replies: 13
Views: 10572

Re: Japanese pratice

僕は幾らかの猫を見えた/見えました。 I saw some cats. --> First of all, 幾らか is an adverb, so you can't attach の to it. It directly modifies the verb, so you just stick it anywhere before the verb. It's also usually written in plain kana. Second, 見える does not mean "to see." It means "to be visible." E.g. : 私が見えるか? (Ca...
by BlueKojiro
Tue 03.27.2012 5:20 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Shiritori 〜2〜
Replies: 2044
Views: 527515

Re: Shiritori 〜2〜

SomeCallMeChris wrote:異世界(いせかい)
Another World (another plane, another dimension, etc.)
一体 (いったい)
ーIn the world (E.g. what in the world, why in the world, etc.)